Review: The Last Star

A bittersweet ending, but mostly bitter

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Author: Rick Yancey

Synopsis: The enemy is Other. The enemy is us.

They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.

But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves…or saving what makes us human.

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5 Honest Comments on The Raven King

The release of the final instalment to our beloved The Raven Cycle last April was undeniably bittersweet. We were so grieved that we needed the whole of eight months to mourn before we could publish this post. Okay, not entirely true. Our absence from Cabeswater was majorly held liable by our senior year demands and graduation (and starting university and adjusting to a new life and basically every other empty excuse you can think of).

Despite everything, we are here to talk about it now! And you know what they say, better to be late than never. Continue reading “5 Honest Comments on The Raven King”

Finally!

So we know we promised we’d be back by June (time check: it’s almost December), but hey — the best promises are the ones worth breaking, right?

Long story short, we graduated high school this June and we are now taking our first steps into full-blown adulthood. As it turns out, there was a lot more that we had to deal with as we go through this phase of transition from pesky teenagers into “responsible” adults. All of which you can read more about in our newly updated Meet The Writers page.

Finally, after nearly a year, Cabeswater is up and running again!   Continue reading “Finally!”

The End. The 5 Stages of Dealing With The End of A Series

Are any of your favourite book series ending this 2016? We feel you. These are the 5 stages of grief you’ll go through after closing that final book.

As they say, all good things must come to an end. So, when you pick up that very first book of a series you’ve also signed up for its imminent end. But just because you can see the end coming it doesn’t make it less painful, especially when the series has given you so much life.

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Review: Tiger Lily

Slow and steady won my heart

 

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Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson

Synopsis: Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair…

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn’t believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she’s ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland’s inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she’s always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it’s the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who’s everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn’t grow up

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The Book Fangirling Blog Award

We were nominated for the BookFangirling Blog Award. Yay! Check out our answers and nominees.

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Thanks to Kirrily at thepageturnerblogger for nominating us for this award! We started this blog for the mere joy of it and was prepared to have zero readers, so having other bloggers enjoy our content as much as we do is a pleasant surprise.

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Review: Eleanor & Park

I fell in love without having ever been

eleanor-and-park-book-coverTitle: Eleanor & Park

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Synopsis:

Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.

Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

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A 2016 Checklist For You

Here are some books, movies, and TV shows that you can look forward to in 2016.

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke

As we reach the end of 2015, we look back at this year’s infamous gems. Netflix and Chill anyone? How about another tissue to mourn #9MonthsWithoutZayn? Continue reading “A 2016 Checklist For You”

Review: A Thousand Pieces of You

A lesson learned: don’t judge a book by its cover

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Author: Claudia Gray

Synopsis: Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

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Ruining Readers in 21 Quotes (also, a happy birthday)

With the birthday of our beloved Noah Shaw, here are 21 quotes to bring us back to the 21 times Michelle Hodkin ensnared our hearts

‘Tis the season to rekindle our love for fictional character of finished series past. Not that we actually need a season to reminisce our love for the Mara Dyer trilogy’s Noah Shaw. Ever since the series came to an end with the release of “Retribution” last year, our longing for those dark lashes and wrecking half-smile remain fresh like a new cut.

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